The Role of Agriculture in our Daily Lives

Agriculture is vital to the economy, community, society, and is at the heart of our daily lives. Many people know that the food we eat every day is thanks to hard-working farmers, but you may not realize just how much of an impact agriculture has on your daily lives outside of the food you consume.

Have a look at just a few of the ways that agriculture impacts your daily life:

Fabric – natural fibers found in your clothing and furniture are produced on the farm; most commonly wool and cotton

Flowers – nursery crops are also a part of agriculture; when you decorate your home with a bouquet of flowers know that their beauty is thanks to agriculture

Forestry – many forests are cultivated; grown to provide paper and other wood products that you use every day

Household – agriculture products such as corn and soybeans are often found in cleaning products that you use around your home

Fuel – one of the most common agriculture products that people forget about is fuel; ethanol is derived from corn and is used to power cars

On Sunday, October 13 our POP Club kids will be learning about the role of agriculture in our daily lives and try to understand how most of the necessities of life can be traced back to the farm. Learn more about the POP Club here and visit us at the market to register.

The POP Club is a farmer’s market-based kids program. Children (ages 5 – 12 years old) will learn about fruits and vegetables, local food systems and healthy food preparation through fun activities all season long.

Each week children will earn a $3 market token to use towards any fruit or vegetable of their choice. There is no cost to participate and the program runs every Sunday rain or shine!

Sunday, October 13

Join us this weekend at the Coquitlam Farmers Market!
Pick up everything you need to prepare a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast!
Eat! Think! Vote! To give our customers the opportunity to be more informed in our country’s upcoming elections, we will be hosting a Meet and Greet for Federal candidates at the Market on Sunday, October 13. Stop by to chat face to face with the candidates. Tag us in your photos at #EatThinkVote
Grab your morning coffee at Brewnetti Cafe and enjoy brunch or lunch with Gypsy Trunk Gourmet Fare!
Join us at the Kids Craft Table we will be making turkeys!
Vendors attending market this Sunday October 13  * please note this list is subject to change
  • A Bread Affair
  • Amazing FoodBC
  • Arnalia Pristine Beauty
  • Aslan Organics
  • Bannock Queen
  • Boneheads Kitchen
  • Bowen Island Herb Salts
  • Brewnetti Cafe
  • Ca Croustille Bakery
  • Central Park Farms
  • Chanthorn Orchids and Thai Curry Sauce
  • CraftWilder
  • Crisp Organics
  • Ela Made Me Do It
  • Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm
  • Garys Kettle Corn
  • Golden Ears Cheesecrafters
  • Gypsy Trunk Gourmet Fare
  • Hill Top Farm
  • Kizzy’s Macarons
  • Koji Fine Foods
  • Langley Organic Growers
  • Mandair Farms
  • Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery
  • Mariner Brewing
  • Never Say Die Nursery
  • Occasionally Honey
  • Personal touch
  • PlantBase Food and Specialties
  • PoCo Soap Co
  • Redl’s Home Grown Beef
  • Rockweld Farm
  • Royal City Donuts
  • Solasta Chocolate
  • Sons of Vancouver Distillery
  • Stephanie’s Kitchen
  • Stitches of Green
  • Sweet Thea
  • The Cawston Market Farmer
  • The Jerk Store
  • The Local Farm
  • Waterside Vineyard and Winery
  • Whey Fresco